Ever had back-to-back birthday parties? If you have small children, this is probably your life every other weekend. Usually, that means stuffing your face with slices of pizza and thick slabs of cake until you hate yourself. You get a week to recover and it starts all over again. But you can’t be rude to every host, turning down their gracious good eats or slyly shoveling half of an uneaten plate into the garbage. You just wish they offered smaller portions. To the rescue: peanut butter cake bites, which let you snack and savor without overdoing it. Waste not, party on!
Peanut Butter Cake Bites
Makes 26 cake bites
Macros per cake bite: 98 calories | 4.6 g protein | 9.5 g carbs | 1.7 g fat | 2.8 g sugar | 1.7 g fiber
1-2/3 cup oat flour
2 scoops ARO Vanilla Whey Protein Complex PLUS
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ cup Vitacost Organic Smooth & Unsalted Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp. Vitacost Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp. Vitacost NaturSWEET with Coconut Nectar
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Topping: ¾ cup peanut butter morsels
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together oat flour, protein powder, salt and baking powder.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, coconut oil, coconut nectar, milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until mixture is well combined. Batter will be very thick.
- Using your hands, roll about 3 tablespoons of batter into a ball and place on prepared sheet pan. Repeat to create about 26 cake bites.
- Bake 6-8 minutes. Let cake bites cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, melt peanut butter morsels in a small bowl. Once cooled, dip each cake bite into melted peanut butter and place back on parchment paper so coating can harden. Note: can place coated cake bites in the refrigerator to speed up the setting process. Enjoy!